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Administrator Announcements - August 2020

Elementary School

Wendy Bernard, William Walker Assistant Principal, will transfer to Jacob Wismer Elementary Assistant Principal. Prior to becoming an administrator, Wendy served the Beaverton community as a Student Supervisor, IB Coordinator and Elementary Teacher.

Christine Downing has been selected the new Aloha Huber Park Assistant Principal effective July of 2020. Currently Student Success Coach at Springville K-8, Christine has worked at Beaver Acres previously as Student Supervisor, Intervention Teacher, Classroom Teacher in grade one through four, ELD Teacher and has led a large Title I department. Christine possesses a great depth of experience working with diverse populations as a well-respected teacher leader. She brings enthusiasm, energy and deep knowledge of the curriculum to her new role.

Alfonso Giardiello has been selected Aloha Huber Park Principal effective July 1, 2020. Previously the Aloha Huber Park Assistant Principal, Alfonso replaces Scott Drue who has taken a position outside the Beaverton School District.  Alfonso started with the Beaverton School District as a bilingual facilitator. He has served the Beaverton community at Aloha Huber Park for fourteen years,  as a Grade 5 teacher, Student Manager and for the past ten years as Assistant Principal. Prior to coming to Beaverton, Alfonso was a teacher and principal in his native Mexico. 

Karla Gray-Ramirez, Elmonica Assistant Principal, will transfer to Beaver Acres Assistant Principal. Prior to becoming an administrator, Karla taught at at the primary level. She also taught English as a Second Language and served as a Teacher on Special Assignment. Karla is fluent in Spanish. Due to changes in the allocation model for staff, the Assistant Principal position at Elmonica has been eliminated.

Erika Hansen, Raleigh Hills Assistant Principal, will transfer to Oak Hills Assistant Principal. Previously Chehalem Assistant Principal, Erika had been transferred to Raleigh Hills K-8 earlier this season for the upcoming school year. Due to enrollment changes, Erika is being moved to an open position at Oak Hills. Erika taught primary grades in Beaverton, including Kindergarten, First and Second before becoming an administrator. She also served as a Teacher on Special Assignment.

Erika Heslin, Jacob Wismer Assistant Principal, will transfer to Scholls Heights Elementary Assistant Principal. Prior to becoming an administrator, Erika was a Student Supervisor and an English and Second Language Teacher in the Beaverton School District. Due to changes in the allocation model for staff, Scholls Heights is gaining an Assistant Principal position this year.

Laurie Huntwork, Barnes Assistant Principal, will transfer to William Walker Elementary Assistant Principal. Prior to becoming an administrator, Laurie, who is multilingual, was a Counselor, Child Development Specialist and Teacher on Special Assignment with the Beaverton School District. Due to changes in the allocation model for staff, the Assistant Principal position at Barnes has been eliminated.

Autumn McConnell has been selected the new Sexton Mountain Assistant Principal effective July of 2020. Currently Intervention Teacher and Student Success Coach at Sexton Mountain, Autumn has worked previously as Reading Intervention Teacher, taught first grade, third grade, a third and fourth grade blend and has taught second grade on the English side of the Spanish Immersion Program. Autumn has worked at Cooper Mountain and Vose elementary schools in addition to Sexton Mountain. Autumn brings a strong foundation in professional development, Social Emotional Learning and curriculum and pedagogy.

Middle School

Carol Baltazar has been selected the new Mountain View Middle School Assistant Principal effective July of 2020. Currently a Spanish and Computer Science and Engineering teacher at Sunset High School, Carol has previously served the District as Summer School Administrator, Student Supervisor, Bilingual Facilitator and ESL Teacher. Carol worked as an ESL Teacher and Program Coordinator in McMinnville School District and as a Community Education Specialist in Klamath Falls. She also taught first and second grade in Hidalgo, Mexico. Carol is fluent in English and Spanish. She brings energy, passion and perspective to the work.

Natalie Labossiere has been selected the new Conestoga Assistant Principal effective July of 2020. Currently Student Manager at Westview High School, Natalie has previously taught English Language Arts at Westview and has been a Teacher on Special Assignment for the North Clackamas School District. Natalie brings strong leadership skills, a focus on meeting the needs of all students, and a passion for teaching to the work. The child of immigrant parents, Natalie is multilingual as well. Prior to entering the field of education, Natalie worked as a City Planner.

District Administrators

Shava Feinstein has been selected Administrator for Special Programs effective July 2020. Previously a Special Education Facilitator in the District for the past five years, Shava replaces Christopher Harvey-Foltz who has taken a position as Assistant Director of Special Education. Shava will support the Districts Community Transition Program (CTP) and the Academic Communication Enhancement (ACE) program. Prior to coming to Beaverton Shava worked as an Audiologist, a Deaf Education Specialist and an Auditory Verbal Therapist in Oregon, New York and California.

Janine Mobley has been selected Human Resources Administrator effective July 2020. Previously a  Human Resources Assistant Director at the Northwest Regional Educational Service District, Janine replaces Susan Rodriguez who has taken a position as Chief Human Resource Officer. Janine will join Erica Marson and Elaine Buchele to support schools and departments with supervision, evaluation, staffing, leaves and other HR functions for Licensed and Classified Staff. Prior to coming to Beaverton Janine worked as Special Education Coordinator and a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the NWRESD.

About Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for its high student and staff achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton is the third largest school district in Oregon with 53 schools, more than 41,000 students and almost 5,000 talented staff. Beaverton schools are dedicated to providing outstanding, challenging educational opportunities that prepare students to be college and career ready. The district enjoys strong community support with parents, citizens, community partners and businesses donating countless volunteer hours and services to help students succeed.